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IPEG Intellectual Property Expert Group is an IP consultancy based in Europe

Death of a Ringtone

How Nokia’s smartphone software strategy failed and ultimately killed the brand. Much has been written about the ups and downs of the cellular / mobile phone industry over the past 25 years, and particularly the smartphone industry in more recent…

Patent Valuation Indicators

Patents contribute to a company’s results, revenue, stock performance and reputation – they are one of the most important strategic assets for R&D-intensive firms. Patents have been highly influencing firms’ value in different ways, being at the same time a…

A Holistic Approach to Software Management

Computer software (or just software) is a general term primarily used for digitally stored data such as computer programs and other kinds of information read and written by computers. Today, this includes data that has not traditionally been associated with…

The NPE (“Patent Trolls”) Minefield

Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) and Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also referred to as “patent trolls”, are causing heated discussions in the intellectual property space. They are commonly described as entities whose core business model is using IP to collect licensing fees instead…